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Neumok owners, do you feel they run the same as other shoes on the 5 last? Im thinking sine they are unlined I may have to size down. If anyone can help Id appreciate it.


I think they are super comfortable.  I sized the same as other 5 last shoes.  That being said, most of my 5 last shoes were a little tight until they were broken in.  The neumoks fit perfect out the box.

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It's beautiful weather here today and as Spring arrives, I'm taking stock of some of my boots.  Some will hibernate until next Fall, some will continue to be worn and some of the herd will be thinned.

 

My Long Branch Boots:

 

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From left - Dark Brown (x2); Brown (my beloved work boots); Tan Dublin MTO.

 

 

My Dundees:

 

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From left - Burgundy shell (Club Monaco); Burgundy shell; Natural shell MTO; Brown Shell. (Not pictured - Trunk show MTO in Deep Dark Brown shell with mini lug tap soles - waiting on AE).

 

My Cap Toe Boots:

 

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From left - AE Eagle County Walnut Grain MTO, Alden Burgundy Shell; Wolverine 744LTD Brown shell, AE Brown shell Bayfield MTO (x2 - different soles).


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Thanks for the response on the boat shoes - I sort of lived with that issue for as much as I could take and finally gave up.  I find it really interesting that you had that too.  If the Kirkwood seems short in length it probably won't work out for me so I'll probably look elsewhere.

Do NOT think you'll miss out on any sale.  If you're buying them in store, tell them well, I would have ordered them for the sale price but now I guess i'll have to wait or something like that - watch how fast they'll honor the sale price.  Even the rudest SAs I have ever dealt with offered to give me the sale prices on anything long after sales had ended.

The Kirkwood is set to be at my house in a few days so I'll post pictures and I'll let you know how they fit. To the eye they seemed short but I'll let you know what goes on. My eyes have let me down before.
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnetical View Post

Neumok owners, do you feel they run the same as other shoes on the 5 last? Im thinking sine they are unlined I may have to size down. If anyone can help Id appreciate it.


I think they are super comfortable.  I sized the same as other 5 last shoes.  That being said, most of my 5 last shoes were a little tight until they were broken in.  The neumoks fit perfect out the box.
+1 on same size but more comfortable...because they're unlined and less stiff.
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FYI, Amazon has the Shaker Heights in brown/olive tweed (the best color of the three they made IMHO) for $195! I own the Brooks Brothers version, and they are my most comfortable boots that I own. I'm extremely tempted to buy another pair, even if the only difference between the two would be the tweed versus tartan pattern.

It's weird, when the Shaker Heights first came out I was very on the fence about them. I think it wasn't until they came out with the third color, the one in medium brown, that they really grew on me.

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I think they are super comfortable.  I sized the same as other 5 last shoes.  That being said, most of my 5 last shoes were a little tight until they were broken in.  The neumoks fit perfect out the box.


^^^ +1.  Same thing with the Rush Street.

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I am in need of an additional pair of black shoes.  Currently I have a pair of Gordon Rush shoes that look very similar to the PAs, but would like to throw something else into the mix.  I am thinking about either the Kenilworth (how can you beat $147!?) or the Strands.   I rarely if ever wear suits, and usually just wear slacks and a dress shirt to work.

I tried on the Strand, Jefferson & McAllister in black late last year - they're all really nice shoes but no matter which way you slice it, I thought the combination of black & elaborate perfs was just awful.  Go with chili/walnut/merlot on those - get the Kenilworth in black.

 

and throw those Gordon Rush where they belong - in the trash.

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Would the McAllisters in burnished chili be suitable to match with a navy or royal blue suit? What about the McAllisters in merlot?
Both would work, and look great. Merlot is perhaps a little more traditional, of the two. Hope that helps? J
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Would the McAllisters in burnished chili be suitable to match with a navy or royal blue suit? What about the McAllisters in merlot?
Both will look fab. I do those colors with blue often.
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FYI, Amazon has the Shaker Heights in brown/olive tweed (the best color of the three they made IMHO) for $195! I own the Brooks Brothers version, and they are my most comfortable boots that I own. I'm extremely tempted to buy another pair, even if the only difference between the two would be the tweed versus tartan pattern.

It's weird, when the Shaker Heights first came out I was very on the fence about them. I think it wasn't until they came out with the third color, the one in medium brown, that they really grew on me.


Great MrDV shot! Love my chili shakers.
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Brave man posting those around here. When did they come in gray? I liked the blue version I saw in an AE store and was planning on picking up a pair on clearance. Alas, I got the Baton Rouge (in blue) for $97.


The grey and orange Voyagers were made recently, as they have the 19 hammer 22 in a shield Allen-Edmonds emblem in them.  They are also orange inside, although I've never understood why some shoes are various colors other than tan inside, since hardly anyone ever sees inside your shoes.

I already had one pair of Voyagers, which were tan until I "patinated" them with Allen-Edmonds Light Brown polish (I posted a picture when I did).  I liked the Voyagers, so when I saw the grey and orange Voyagers listed on eBay for $14.99 I bid on them.  Apparently, I was the only person on Earth who wanted them, so I got them for $14.99 (plus shipping).

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I present the best deal ever on eBay.

Brand new brown CXL Bayfields.







Only issue is the two poked holes on the toe, looks like a staple punctured the leather.
Not very noticeable while standing up and looking down, well worth it.

$110 shipped
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I picked up a new pair of AE Sutter at Burlington Coat Factory of all places; I didn't know AE were carried there. Only a couple pairs of AE in my size, but fortunately this one was in my width and a relatively inoffensive style. $119 at Jersey Gardens.

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I tried on the Strand, Jefferson & McAllister in black late last year - they're all really nice shoes but no matter which way you slice it, I thought the combination of black & elaborate perfs was just awful.  Go with chili/walnut/merlot on those - get the Kenilworth in black.

 

and throw those Gordon Rush where they belong - in the trash.


Great!  I just purchased the McAllister in Walnut and will likely purchase the Kenilworth  sometime this weekend.  As for the Gordon Rush pair, I suffered through 3 months of destroying my feet and they are now extremely comfortable.  They will likely be worn until they begin to fall apart, if only to justify the torture I put my feet through. 

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Morning gents.

Been debating over what color to go with when choosing a pair of McAllisters. I will only have two shoes in my work rotation, a pair of black Park Avenues and the McAllisters. I rarely wear suits at the current position I am in, mainly business casual. But I see myself having to wear suits once I finish with school and begin my career. I originally was planning to pick up the McAllisters in chili but then began to question the versatility. Then considered merlot because it's an appealing yet versatile color, but then began to wonder, would a lighter shoe be more useful? And then the walnut popped into my head. To top things off I figured a burnished brown would be a conservative way out. I know many frown upon wearing black shoes often but I actually enjoy it so between the PA and McAllisters they'll see about even usage. Any recommendations for which color would suit me best in the McAllister?

As much as I admire the collections I see on SF, I don't intend to have more than 3 pairs of dress shoes in my work rotation. Just something to consider when you're voicing your opinion.

 

If I were starting over and building a three dress shoe rotation for a job where I'd exclusively wear suits, in addition to a black cap toe, I'd add a brown and a burgundy/merlot/whatever, one in a punch cap and the other in a wingtip.  If you thought sport coats and odd trousers will be part of the mix, or you have no aversion to wearing bluchers with a suit, I'd make #3 a LWB, especially if you could find something like the single sole RL Sanderson x AE.

 

As to your specific Mac delima, I'd say any dark iteration would be fine but I'd already have shoe #3 in mind when picking #2.

 

By the way, I see nothing wrong with a black wingtip but it wouldn't be my only black shoe.  Therefore, it wouldn't have a place in a three shoe rotation for me.

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I am in need of an additional pair of black shoes.  Currently I have a pair of Gordon Rush shoes that look very similar to the PAs, but would like to throw something else into the mix.  I am thinking about either the Kenilworth (how can you beat $147!?) or the Strands.   I rarely if ever wear suits, and usually just wear slacks and a dress shirt to work.

You can beat the $147 price on the Kenilworths with the $117 price on the black McTavish - if it is available in your size (seconds pricing).

I recently purchased a pair of black McTavishes at this price and really like them. Take a look and see if your size is available on shoebank.com.
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